“Tū Tāmure” – Warren Pohatu R.I.P.

 

Āue!! Kua ngaro a Warren Pohatu / Warren Pohatu has passed.

His skills as a graphic artist and his capacity were inspirational to those who grew up with his stories, including Traditional Māori Legends, Taniwharau and Animal Māori Myths.

Warren wondered where his talent came from, but after researching his whakapapa / genealogy he came to realise it was in the blood, with no less than 8 Master Carvers over only a few generations.

More recently his work began to come full circle with a renewed focus on his culture and his history.

Kua hinga te tōtara nui i Te Waonui a Tāne / A great tōtara has fallen in the forest of Tāne. E moe, moe tonu rā …

 

artist: Warren Pohatu

artist: Warren Pohatu

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